United States: Essays : 1952-1992

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Broadway Books, 1993 - History - 1295 pages
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From the age of Eisenhower to the dawning of the Clinton era, Gore Vidal's United States offers an incomparably rich tapestry of American intellectual and political life in a tumultuous period. It also provides the best, most sustained exposure possible to the most wide-ranging, acute, and original literary intelligence of the postWorld War II years. United States is an essential book in the canon of twentieth-century American literature and an endlessly fascinating work.

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Anyone who wants to look behind the scenes at the dirty business of politics should read these essays. No one tells it better. One of America's most brilliant writers and one who drips intellectual sarcasm. A great read. Each and every one of them. Read full review

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Anyone who wants to look behind the scenes at the dirty business of politics should read these essays. No one tells it better. One of America's most brilliant writers and one who drips intellectual sarcasm. A great read. Each and every one of them. Read full review

Contents

OF THE ART 1 EVERY ECKERMANN HIs OWN MAN
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NOVELIsTS AND CRITIcs or THE 1940s
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A NOTE 0N THE NOVEL
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Copyright

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Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. His most recent novel is The Golden Age, and his new essay collection, The Last Empire: Essays 1993?2000, has just been published.

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